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Pecan Turkey Cutlets with Dilled Carrots

The recipe may look longer, but don’t let that fool you. This one’s easy because it uses the same everyday ingredients in multiple ways. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 package (17.6 ounces) turkey breast cutlets
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1-1/2 pounds sliced fresh carrots
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt


  • Place pecans in a food processor; cover and process until ground.
  • Combine the pecans, cheese, seasoned salt and dill in a shallow bowl. Coat turkey with pecan mixture.
  • Cook turkey in batches in 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink; remove and keep warm. Cook garlic in remaining butter in the same pan.
  • Combine the cornstarch, broth and lime juice until blended; gradually add to the skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in lime zest. Remove from the heat; keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, place 1 in. of water in a saucepan; add carrots. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain. Stir in the butter, lime zest, dill and seasoned salt. Serve with turkey and sauce.

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  • Judi
    Jan 6, 2021

    Did anyone else have issue with burnt pecan bits in the gravy? Not pleasant. My husband did like this, but I’m still on the fence.

  • Stephanie
    Oct 17, 2019

    Delicious! Served with a pumpkin

  • homemadewithlove
    Sep 1, 2015

    Delicious! Served with rice and garden vegetables si I didnt fix the carrots, but will next time.

  • sbhkc90
    Aug 15, 2014

    My husband is a very picky eater, even more so than the kids at times but this is now one of his favorites. I have not made the carrots but if they are as good as the pork, then you have a winner.

  • gypsymal
    Feb 10, 2014

    Had this last night, its another delicious dish. In my book it gets 5 stars.